Nflpa

The Friday Interview
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith and president Eric Winston speak out strongly against what they see as commissioner Roger Goodell’s unilateral and arbitrary enforcement of new discipline. If “Everything is on the table,” the union asks, why won’t the NFL come to the table?
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
It Goes Beyond Goodell
It Goes Beyond Goodell
The commissioner is taking the brunt of the blame for mishandling the Ray Rice discipline. But as with all Personal Conduct Policy matters, there were other factors, and other people, influencing the league's decision
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Reduced Offseason
The Reduced Offseason
With strict limits on player activity between February and July, coaches have complained about the negative impact on the sport’s quality. It only makes sense, since the restrictions were put in place without input from those griping
By Andrew Brandt
NFL 95
The Pen That Ended the 2011 Lockout
The Pen That Ended the 2011 Lockout
Business of Football
Would the NFL Trade Marijuana for HGH?
Would the NFL Trade Marijuana for HGH?
The NFL wants to test for human growth hormone. The players want rules banning marijuana use relaxed. Is there a compromise to be made? It's more complicated than that, but several bridges to resolution are on the horizon
By Andrew Brandt
Muscle and Medicine
The Painkiller Problem
The Painkiller Problem
Eight retired players are suing the NFL claiming their painkiller addiction was the result of playing pro football. Do they have a case? Here, we break down possible defense strategies and explain why this could lead to marijuana use being condoned by the league
Behind the Face Mask
‘I’m Under No Illusion That We’re Going to Make Magical Changes’
‘I’m Under No Illusion That We’re Going to Make Magical Changes’
But new NFLPA president Eric Winston is ready to play hardball with the NFL. Just ask him about Roger Goodell and HGH testing
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
The Games Go On, And So Does Life
The Games Go On, And So Does Life
Players have always complained about a lack of support when their NFL careers are over. That’s about to change thanks to the NFLPA’s new program, The Trust
By Emily Kaplan
The Conscience
18 Games? Bag It, Commissioner
18 Games? Bag It, Commissioner
For his reputation, and the good of the NFL, Roger Goodell needs to forget about expanding the schedule
By Don Banks